RE: WSOP Announces 2017-18 WSOP International Circuit Schedule

RE: WSOP Announces 2017-18 WSOP International Circuit Schedule

2017/2018 World Series of Poker International Circuit


Tour Begins in August; 11 Different Countries on Tap

LAS VEGAS – July 12, 2017 – The WSOP International Circuit continues to build momentum and will host a record number of stops as part of its 2017-18 schedule. There are already 13 confirmed stops lined up, with additional stops expected to be added to the 2018 portion of the calendar.

The 2017-18 WSOP International Circuit schedule gets underway this year in August with stops in both Holland and Argentina. The International circuit will continue every month after that through its conclusion in May, 2018.

Like the U.S. domestic circuit, the International track will feature two qualifiers per stop for the WSOP Global Casino Championship. A Main Event winner and the Casino Champion will each win automatic entry into the season-culminating event, in addition to the gold WSOP Circuit ring and prize money from that event. The International and U.S. tours collide in the season-culminating Global Casino Championship in the summer of 2018. There are no “at-large” qualifications on the International stops, and the International portion is expected to contribute 34 qualifiers to the Global Casino Championship.

International stop players have two ways to qualify for the 2017-18 Global Casino Championship (1.) win a Circuit Main Event (2.) win a “Casino Championship,” which is defined as the player at each stop who accumulates the most points throughout the gold ring schedule at the international stop. Each of these players will receive a “free roll” seat into the culminating event and be combined with the U.S. Domestic circuit qualifiers, which includes 50 at large point qualifiers, plus the up to 52 qualifiers that garner a seat via automatic qualification methods.

“Our partner casinos have done a terrific job bringing the WSOP brand and experience to their properties,” said WSOP Director Gregory Chochon, who leads the WSOP’s international efforts. “The WSOP International Circuit is here to stay and we look forward to continually improving the experience and prize pools for the players.”

2017/2018 WSOP International Circuit Casinos

BIENAL PAVILION (Sao Paolo, Brazil)
KING'S CASINO (Rozvadov, Czech Republic)
THE STAR CASINO (Sydney, Australia)
KING'S CASINO (Rozvadov, Czech Republic)
CASINO ADJARABET (Tbilisi, Georgia)


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RE: Two thrilling World Series of Poker® Main Event hands ended in heartbreaking final card losses

RE: Two thrilling World Series of Poker® Main Event hands ended in heartbreaking final card losses

The 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event is getting tighter and tighter as blinds go up and players are eliminated, which means we’re getting to see some positively thrilling hands.

There were two Day 2C hands that ended with heartbreak for a couple of players facing flush draws, and Lady Luck just wasn’t on their sides.

We’ll start with this one:


Steve Gurney-Goldman ended up with 9-7 of diamonds, and David Israelite had a 6-5 of hearts. The flop came out with a 9 and 6 of clubs and a 6 of diamonds. That gave Goldman a shot at a flush and Israelite a set of threes. The video jumps to the moment there’s a 3 of diamonds on the turn, which gives Goldman a 23 percent chance at a win.

Eventually, they get to an all-in showdown, and Goldman needs a 9 or a diamond for a win. What comes up on the river? A 9. Israelite stays alive, but he had a good chunk of his 92,000 chips taken away.

Hand No. 2:


Daniel Bartel has an Ace-10 of spades while facing Alan Cutler and his King-9 of hearts. With a 4 of spades and a 10-2 of hearts on the flop, Cutler pushes all-in and Bartel, with top pair, calls. Cutler needs a heart or a king with the next two cards to win. Out comes a two on the turn … and then they watch as an 8 of hearts lands on the river. Bartel packs up and goes home.

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Crazy Eights Satellites

Crazy Eights Satellites

Crazy Eights Satellites

Get Crazy for as Little as $10.

Everyone should get crazy in Las Vegas at least once during the World Series of Poker.

We want to help you go crazy on a budget. Don’t miss your chance to turn $10 into an $888 Crazy Eights tournament entry with our satellites running June 25-July 1 at 5pm. With $888,888 guaranteed to first place, what better way to go crazy than your shot at a ton of extra cash?

Check out the full 2017 Online Schedule here.

  • Michelle Campbell
Monster Stack Satellites

Monster Stack Satellites

Monster Stack Satellites

Big Stack Poker for a Small Price.

An insanely deep structure, affordable buy-in and a first-place prize of more than $1.1 million helped make the 2016 Monster Stack one of the most popular event of last year’s World Series of Poker.

We want to make sure you’re part of the action…and for just $10. Our Monster Stack Qualifiers run at 5pm daily from Sunday, June 18 to Saturday, June 24 and guarantee at least one Monster Stack entry per satellite.

Turn a $10 buy-in into a Monster Stack of cash this summer.

Check out the complete Online Schedule here.
  • Michelle Campbell
2017 WSOP - EVENT #5 $565 "COLOSSUS III"

2017 WSOP - EVENT #5 $565 "COLOSSUS III"

2017 WSOP – EVENT#5 (A/B/C/D/E/F) $565 “COLOSSUS III”



Friday, June 2, 2017 – 10 AM (Flight A); 4PM (Flight B)

Saturday, June 3, 2017 – 10 AM (Flight C); 4PM (Flight D)

Sunday, June 4, 2017 – 10 AM (Flight E); 4PM (Flight F)

Colossus III is a $565 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em tournament with two starting flights each day (10am & 4pm) on Friday, June 2, Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4. The format will include re-entry, allowing players to enter if they fail to advance initially. You may only register for one flight in advance. It is single re-entry per flight, so if you are eliminated before the open registration period has ended, you may re-enter that same flight, or any of the remaining available flights.

Colossus III will feature an additional $1,000,000 in guaranteed prize pool (thus at $8 million total prize pool guarantee).

The guaranteed $1,000,000 first place prize returns in 2017 as well.

The format successfully introduced last year for this event where each starting flight plays into the money returns. This will not only ease congestion, but also allow a player to potentially cash multiple times in the event if they choose to enter more than one flight. (To see specifics on payouts, see section below "Payout Details")


  • Structure Sheet:
  • Players start with 5,000 in tournament chips with blinds at 25/50.
  • Players may register for only one flight at once. If eliminated, may choose to re-enter.
  • Day 1: all flights will play 18, 30-minute levels which equates to 9 hours of playing time.
  • Day 2 and beyond will play 10, 60-minute levels - Event expected to conclude Wednesday, June 7
  • 10 am flights are estimated to end at 8:20 pm.
  • 10 am flights have late registration through Level 6 which is 1:20 pm.
  • By paying out 15% of field, players will reach the money on Day 1
  • 4 pm flights are estimated to end at 2:20 am
  • 4 pm flights have late registration through Level 6 which is 7:20 pm.
  • Players are required to have a Total Rewards card to play. Sign up for one in advance or do so on-site at any Caesars Entertainment property. Go here to sign up:
  • Day 2 of the tournament will be on Monday, June 5. Time is 2pm, where all fields combine and continue.
  • Day 3 of the tournament will begin on Tuesday, June 6 at 2:00 pm in the Amazon Room.
  • Players may forfeit their current chip stack at the end of a flight prior to bagging if they so choose, for the opportunity to re-enter another flight. But once that decision has been made, there is no rescinding.
  • Players may not enter another flight once they have survived a flight with chips and haven't forfeited them .


  • We encourage everyone to choose their preferred flight and make plans to register in advance.
  • Play will begin on time as scheduled. Plan for lines and delays if you choose to register the day of the event.
  • We will not be able to push back start times to accommodate line delays.
  • Register in person at the Rio Main Casino Cage beginning March 1 or online
  • Beginning May 30 at 9 am, the WSOP Cage in the Rio Convention Center will open and remain open 24 hours a day, where you can register and receive your seat assignment for this event.
  • Best time to register for this event is between 8 pm and 8 am. Busiest times are between 9 am and 8 pm.
  • Reminder, you can only register for one flight in advance. If player is eliminated during flight, he/she may return to registration and sign up for that same flight if available, or another available flight.
  • Seats are non-transferable. Only player with name on seat card may enter the event.

Payout Details

The Colossus will use the unique payout system which will see each starting flight play into the money. For each flight, a separate payout table will be produced based on the number of entries in that flight. (Example: 1,000 players enter Flight B, thus 150 players will reach the money). After the bubble bursts, players who are eliminated will be paid based on that payout table. When the flight is complete, all remaining money in the prizepool will be added to the Day 2 prize pool. On Day 2, a new payout table will be calculated based using the money not yet paid out, and based on the total number of entries. For more specific details on payouts, review details HERE. This adjustment will help reduce congestion at the payout desk and make the bubble process easier for all.

Seating/Capacity Flow & Plans

  • If you have a seat assignment for a flight, you are encouraged to begin your flight at its scheduled start time.
  • Players will start with 5,000 in chips when they are seated to begin play.
  • Chips will not be put in play until player checks in to assigned table.
  • Players in 10am flights must be seated by 12:00 noon (end of Level 4). After 12:00, players will have their seat voided if they haven't shown. Seat is subject to sale to other players, with original player only eligible for other flights.
  • Players in 4 pm flights must be in their seat by 6:00 pm. After 6:00, players will have their seat voided if they haven't shown. Seat is subject to sale to other players, with original player only eligible for other flights.
  • We expect to begin play 10-handed in order to accommodate the large fields anticipated. Play will break down to 9-handed as soon as possible and the remainder of play is intended as 9-handed poker.
  • The 10 am flights are able to seat approximately 4,800 entries at the start of play.
  • The 4 pm flights are expected to be able to seat approximately 4,200 entries at the start of play.
  • Players will be assigned seats on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once the flight's initial capacity has been reached, registration for that starting flight closes. We will then sell seats as Late Registration or Re-Entry, where players enter with 5,000 in chips, but must enter at the Level/time the event is at when seating becomes available.
  • Players can choose to enter as Late Registrant or Re-Enter or register for another starting flight if seating is available.


  • The tournament is expected to be completed on Tuesday, June 7. Depending on the final number of entries, the tournament may extend until Wednesday.
  • We do not have unlimited capacity and expect some if not all flights to fill to our limits .
  • Michelle Campbell
Welcome to the 2017 World Series of Poker

Welcome to the 2017 World Series of Poker

Welcome to the 2017 World Series Of Poker

The 48th running of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) officially opens its doors Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 at the Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The something-for-everyone schedule includes gold bracelets, satellites, cash games and deep stack tournaments running for 49 consecutive days with the Main Event reaching its final nine players in July 17th, 2017. Nearly 500 poker table will be set up across more than 100,000 square-feet of ballroom space to accommodate the players from around the world who attend poker's annual pilgrimage.

Online Qualifiers's real-money online poker offerings in Nevada and New Jersey will again be the exclusive online home for players in these states to win seats into WSOP events, including the Main Event.

WSOP 2017 Schedule

Tournament Start Date Venue
$565 Colossus III June 2nd 2017 Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino
$1,500 Millionaire Maker June 10th 2017 Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino
$1,000 Seniors & Super Seniors June 16th 2017 Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino
$1,500 Monster Stack June 24th 2017 Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino
$888 Crazy Eights July 1st 2017 Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino
$10,000 Main Event July 8th 2017 Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino
The Little One for One Drop July 11th 2017 Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino

Review the full 2017 WSOP schedule to plan your tournament strategy.


Online registration will return in 2017, using the bravo application. The dates for the online registration will be announced shortly, players will be able to enter WSOP tournaments using a credit card as a payment option. This year, regulatory approval has been granted for credit card transactions up to $10,000. Players can choose to buy into the Main Event and other events with an approved credit card.

Room Registrations are being accepted at Caesars' Las Vegas properties. To book your room visit Las Vegas - WSOP or 2017 WSOP Hotel Reservations page.

  • Michelle Campbell